Although Woolf's novels generally are not "favorites" of mine, her life was incredibly interesting and enigmatic, so I tend to read her novels and study about her life and death. I am now reading A Room of One's Own, which she wrote in 1929. I have been interested in the role that money plays in this novel, since she mentions that money is part of what makes a woman an independent and able writer. (A room of her own is also part of what makes a woman able to be a great writer.) While reading A Room of One's Own, I also began the book The 4 Laws of Financial Prosperity, which is a short guide by Stephen Covey. The difference between the two is staggering because of the differences between money's meaning and outcome in 1929 and 2010. Both books are beneficial and thought-provoking.
I don't think we have to be completely enamored with a novel's content to love it; rather, the novel's creator should take some credit and generate some interest. Woolf's statement that she "detests novels" is interesting, since she wrote many novels in a short period of time. This is what makes me interested in her, and therefore, in her novels.